Obama on a Nashville Tour on Wednesday

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President Barack Obama will be visiting Nashville on Wednesday and he is set to talk about the Affordable Care Act. This will be his third swing through middle Tennessee in the past year and a half. As stated by White House official, the president plans to “discuss how we can move forward and continue building on the progress made under the Affordable Care Act, which has helped more than 16 million Americans gain health insurance.”

It is still not clear if Obama will speak in Nashville or in a nearby Middle Tennessee suburb or town. Further details, including a location, are expected in the coming days.

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, said in a statement, “I am so pleased that President Obama is coming back to Nashville. It’s always an honor to receive a President, and we are looking forward to showing him Southern hospitality on Wednesday.”

The trip follows a 6-3 Supreme Court decision this past week in favor of the Obama administration in the battle over tax credit subsidies for health insurance as part of the controversial healthcare law. While visiting Tennessee, Obama will travel to a state that has opted against expanding federally subsidized health care to hundreds of thousands of low-income Tennesseans, made available by the law. The full House and Senate never took up the plan.

The trip follows Obama’s visit in December to Nashville’s Casa Azafran, which is an immigrant community center. There he discussed about his executive order to pr… MORE

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